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Owingsville in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 12, 2009
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  

Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

March 21, 1864, Union troops fled courthouse here as CSA force came up. Overheated stove started fire, burning building. Guerillas burned many county records Dec. 4.

Reverse:
Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during the Civil War.
-Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon December 1864
-Courthouses burned on Lyon's raid.
-Other courthouses which were burned as an incident to the war.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 592.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
 
Location. 38° 8.65′ N, 83° 45.854′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky
Bath County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
2. Bath County Courthouse
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, in Bath County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 60). The marker is located in back of the courthouse, on the South side, next to the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West Main Street, Owingsville KY 40360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bath County (here, next to this marker); Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Bath County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Hood Birthplace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Olympian Springs (approx. 7˝ miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owingsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
 
Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly
3. Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
4. Courthouse Burned Marker
The Bath County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 12, 2009
5. The Bath County Courthouse
This view is taken facing to the South.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,902 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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